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Zit on Lip

Zit on Lip

A zit on the lip causes a lot of annoyance to most people because it is easily noticeable. This article provides some information about its causes, and some natural methods of eliminating this condition on the lips.
Bidisha Mukherjee
Zit can be described as a common form of skin inflammation. They usually develop on the areas like cheek, chin, lip, neck, chest, shoulder, etc. When it first appears, people often get confused whether it is a zit on lip or cold sore as they look very similar and is located around the mouth area. It can be differentiated by the fact that there will be a lot of itching and tingling on the area before the eruption of the cold sores. Moreover, after a few days, a zit will heal up on its own whereas, cold sores tend to ooze, scab, and blister. People of any age group can get this form of acne, however, young people who are in the age group of 12 to 24 are more prone to it.


The exact cause behind this kind of skin disorder is not known but there are certain factors that can trigger this condition. Hormonal changes during adolescence, pregnancy, menstruation, and bad personal hygiene are the most common causes for zits on lips. It can also occur due to certain foods, side effects of some medicines, pollution, stress, etc.

A zit on the lip line is irritating and causes a lot of discomfort. So, people tend to touch it constantly or pop it with their finger nails or needles. This often worsens the condition because the bacteria spreads to the surrounding areas and promotes further outbreak of the zits. It may even get infected as our hands have so many germs and bacteria and which may lead to scarring the lip.

How to Get Rid of Zit on Lip?

Treatment for a pimple on the lip requires a gentle approach as skin of the area is extremely sensitive. So, one cannot use any of those commercial products that are used for acne removal. Therefore, natural remedies are preferred. Here are some effective ways to cure this condition.

Ice: Application of ice on the affected area is the simplest form of treatment for this problem. It will have a soothing effect on the painful zits. With regular application, the redness and the inflammation will go down in no time.

Honey and Cinnamon: The antibacterial properties of these two components are believed to be highly effective on the zits. Mix honey, cinnamon, and some wheat germ to prepare a mask and apply it over the affected area. It should be applied at night and one should allow it to sit over the acne overnight. Next morning wash it off with lukewarm water.

Garlic: Garlic can be taken orally, as well as applied topically. If one rubs a raw garlic on a small zit, it can prevent further aggravation. Oral intake of garlic helps in purification of the blood stream and thus, keeps outbreak of this condition at bay. Take three cloves of garlic once everyday for a month for this purpose.

Mint Juice: This can heal up the acne when used regularly. Prepare a thick paste by mixing mint juice and turmeric. Then, wash the face with a mild soap and water. Now, apply the paste on the affected area before retiring for the day. Next morning wash off with cold water.

Keep the Area Clean: This is a challenging task because every time one eats something, food particles are likely to get stuck on it. Remove all the food particles from it by gently rubbing a wet tissue. Do not even apply pressure on the region around the lip as it can spread the bacteria to the other pores.

If this condition occurs quite frequently, then one would have to keep themselves stress free. For this, one has to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet, regular exercises, and a good amount of sleep. The importance of sleep lies with the fact that our body can heal up any kind of lesions in a more effective manner when one is sleeping.

Disclaimer: This BeautiSecrets article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.